Introduction videos come in all shapes and sizes. The talking head is the easiest video to pull off, so it generally gets the most air time. However, with a little imagination and creativity, other options are so much more interesting and appealing to the learner. Take a look at this introduction to Art History produced by Mathew Bardwell. He filmed the professor in the ACU learning studio–not in a field with airplanes flying overhead. They had a blast putting this together, and I imagine the learners were very engaged as they viewed their professor dodging bullets and sneaking in and intro to the course outcome. Even if you do not have a learning studio, a little research on the use of green screens could prove helpful when videoing outside the norm and don’t neglect the impact of costuming or setting that draws a picture.